The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is widely expected to be unveiled on August 15th before going on to launch in September.
Now a couple of new leaks have surfaced online giving more detail about Samsung's successor to the original hybrid device, the Galaxy Note. According to a source close to Samsung , who spoke to BGR, the Galaxy Note 2 will come with a huge 5.5 inch touch-screen.
The original Galaxy Note (pictured above) had a 4.7 inch display, but since its launch the average smartphone screen-size has increased significantly so it makes sense for Samsung to include a larger touch-screen. The new 5.5 inch touch-screen is expected to be thinner than the Galaxy Note's touchscreen !
A device code-named the Samsung GT-N7100 has also been spotted by on the GLBenchmark website by PhoneArena. That is thought to be the Galaxy Note 2 because the original code-name for the Galaxy Note was the GT-N7000.
The benchmarks show that the Galaxy Note 2 will come with a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor running at 1.6 GHz. This is the same processor as the Galaxy SIII , but with a higher clock-speed which provides even greater performance.
Other information revealed in the leak is that the Galaxy Note 2's display looks set to run at 1280*720 pixels, while the operating system is listed as Android 4.0.4 (Android Ice Cream Sandwich).
3G should warn you that these benchmarks could have been run on an early prototype of the Galaxy Note 2, but in the absence of any other information we'll have to assume they are right until we hear differently. We've only got a couple of weeks left to wait now until August 15th anyway, which is when the Galaxy Note is expected to be unveiled.
By Simon Thomas on 24th July, 2012